Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
The bike now has 97K and is running great. As for maintenance, I replaced the timing chain and a roller bearing in the transmission at 72K and put in a new set of rings because I thought I should. Everything else in the engine spec'ed out factory fresh and went back in. The rear shock failed at 87K and the speedometer drive gears wore out at 96K. It's gone through a couple clutch cables, an occasional light bulb, a few chains, sprockets and a bunch of tires. Everything else is what it came with new in April, 2000. It gets a dealer tune-up about once a year. I do regular oil and filter changes, service the K&N air filter and take care of the other small stuff. The bike is used to explore the back roads, mostly dirt, and trails in Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Utah. I'm a big guy, 6'7" and 250 lbs, so the bike has not had an easy life. It has never let me down or left me stranded which is good becaure I usually ride alone.